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Newbie question - going on a year in the seat on my '05 1200 C (no tachometer) and was wondering how the more experienced handle this... upon entering the highway with little or no traffic, how do you upshift and about what speed do you shift from 4th to 5th?

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Hold the throttle wide open and toe the lever up. If you do it right, you won't need to use the clutch
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Depends on the ride really.
If lazy as I am inclined....snick up no clutch and brush the clutch on the way down.
If feeling the road needs a lesson in Iree idolatry, well....clutch is a getting a work out, up and down....slipping and a grippin.
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when it starts bouncing
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I don't hit 5th til at least 65 and clutches are for taking off and people who don't know how to shift.
As a truck driver, knowing how to float gears is part of the job or my left knee would be shot.
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1 up 4 down.



i have to remember it's 1 down 4 up every time i ride another bike.



other than that i shift when the bike 'feels' like it wants to go to the next gear. i dunno how to phrase it other than that.
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